The Body Shop Satsuma Body Sorbet Review


I’ve actually had this bottle for 1-2 years. I decided to try it out when The Body Shop had an amazing buy 3 get 3 free sale. I was obsessed with the scent, and very curious about what a body sorbet was. A satsuma it turns out is a Japanese citrus fruit that’s very similar to a clementine.

And as awesome as I thought this moisturizer was it turns out I’ve been using it all wrong. There’s no directions on the bottle, which is definitely a major flaw on The Body Shop’s part. All the back of the bottle says is that it’s a light and fruity body moisturizer, which makes me assume that it’s like any other moisturizer. However, as I’ve just learnt this is not the case. According to the directions on the website you are to massage into damp or wet skin and then rinse thoroughly.


I haven’t been rinsing after applying, and I’ve always found it to be a little sticky afterwards. I’m sure the rinsing would help with that. When I do use it though it’s typically after I’ve showered so my skin is damp and I have noticed that it absorbs a lot better that way. I’m definitely going to try rinsing it off though and see what happens then. I guess it’s more like a shower cream, which I’ve always been curious to try. I’m not sure if you can tell from the picture, but there’s only a little bit left. So even though I’ve been using it incorrectly this whole time I still like it, but it’s definitely not a staple in my after shower routine. I keep it out on display next to my sink, but in reality I don’t use it that often which is definitely why I still have some left 1-2 years later. Originally I was going to say that I probably won’t repurchase it just because I barely use it, but now that I know the correct way of applying maybe it’ll be a completely different experience and I’ll absolutely love it. I’ll have to see. The possibility of it being repurchased is currently up in the air.

Have you tried this product before? What did you think? Did you know it was a rinse off?



One thought on “The Body Shop Satsuma Body Sorbet Review

  1. I never would have guessed the proper way to use this either! I bet if you stick it in your shower, you’ll use it up in no time now that you know the proper way to use it! I absolutely love everything Satsuma from the Body Shop. It’s the most amazing scent!!


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